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Stage Coach Players Records (DeKalb)


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Collection Overview

Title: Stage Coach Players Records (DeKalb), 1953-2000

ID: RHC/RC/184

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Date Acquired: 10/14/1986. More info below under Accruals.

Subjects: DeKalb (Ill.), Societies-- DeKalb, Stage Coach Players, Theater

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Stage Coach Players Records, dating from 1953-2000, document the group's activities through minutes, treasurer's reports, correspondence, and programs.  The minutes date from 1959-1981 and include general, membership, special, and board meetings. The nearly complete set of programs date from 1960-2000 and give information about the casts and productions during these years. The collection also contains the constitution, by-laws, membership lists, correspondence, and newspaper supplements featuring the group.

Collection Historical Note

The Stage Coach Players is a DeKalb Community Theatre group that began entertaining in 1947. Originally the group used the Ellwood barn as their theatre and the Ellwood stage coach as their ticket office. It was from the early ticket office that they took their name. In 1950 two corporations were set up, one as a property holder and the other as a play production company. Subsequently the two corporations merged into one. That same year the group lost the use of the barn and bought some property on Barber Greene Road where, in 1953, they built their current theatre building. At the end of the 2000 season, the group plans to leave their current building and move to a new location on the corner of 5th and Grove in DeKalb.

Subject/Index Terms

DeKalb (Ill.)
Societies-- DeKalb
Stage Coach Players

Administrative Information

Repository: Northern Illinois University

Accruals: Mr. James added additional records on November 3, 2000.

Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.

Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.

Acquisition Source: E. Nelson James

Acquisition Method: E. Nelson James donated the Stage Coach Players Records to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on October 14, 1986.

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Folder 1: Constitution, By-laws, and Trust Agreements, 1958-1978
Folder 2: History
Folder 3: Supplement to DeKalb County Journal, "Along the Stage Coach Trail", June 13, 1971
Folder 4: A Salute to Stage Coach Players, 1985
Folder 5: Annual Report, 1979
Folder 6-13: Meeting minutes, 1959-1981
Folder 14: Correspondence, 1959-1979, 1982
Folder 15: Membership lists, 1953-1957, 1970, no date
Folder 16-18: Check Registers, 1959-1980

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